The Shaping of the Vernon and Simeon Manuscripts.
Incidental references: While the prose of part 4 of the Vernon manuscript is mainly devotional and ascetical, the poems that conclude this section, PPl, Joseph of Arimathea and Judas and Pilate, manifest the narrative and homiletic character of previous parts. That book 2 of Hilton’s Scale of Perfection is not in the manuscript may indicate the comparative date of its compilation or the time lag in the circulation of an augmented work, as is paralleled in the case of PPl, of which only the A text is included.
Pearsall, Studies in the Vernon Manuscript 1-14, esp. 5, 7.
Doyle, A. I.